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and as we honor today the 100th birthday of rosa parks, i reflect on these issues as a basic fundamental civil right, a human right that is guaranteed to us. so today does mark the 100th birthday of rosa parks, an icon in the struggle for justice, a woman who was known as the mother of the civil rights movement. as an african-american woman confronting prejudice and unequal treatment under the law, mrs. parks remarked that what pushed her to say no on that fateful day in montgomery was the simple fact was that her mistreatment was just not right and she was tired of it. she said, and i quote, i did not want to be mistreated. i did not want to be deprived of a seat i had paid for. it was just time. there was opportunity for me to take a stand to express the way that i felt about being treated in that manner. i had not planned to get arrested. i had plenty of -- to do without ending up in jail. but when i had to face that decision, i didn't hesitate to do so, because i felt we had endured that too long. the more we gave in, the more we complied with that kind of treatment. the more oppress
will deliver remarks at the unveiling of a statue of rosa parks at the united states capitol. in the evening, the president will deliver remarks at the business council dinner here in washington, d.c. and on thursday and friday of next week, the president will attend meetings here at the white house. thank you all. >> jay, real quickly, have there been any furloughs in the white house? has the chief of staff ordered any furloughs? is your staff going to be affected? >> i took this question. as you know and has been reported, the eop is affected by the sequester. and i'm sure that the omb has been working on that as it has with every agency.>> on the next washington journal, governor jack markell. and harvard medical school's george church. >> at age 25, she was one of the wealthiest widow o in the colonies. she was considered an enemy by the british, who threatened to take her hostage. later, she would become the world's first first lady. meet martha washington. "first ladies, influence and images." we will visit colonial williamsburg, mount vernon, valley forge, and philadelphia. become par
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